I want everyone to be clear about what is happening right now to our nation’s leading breast cancer charity— Susan G. Komen for the Cure. They are being mugged by pro-abortion zealots who will not tolerate any criticism whatsoever of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s leading provider of elective abortions.
Komen has given some grants to Planned Parenthood in the past but has now decided it can better spend its money by funding groups that actually provide mammograms. Planned Parenthood has some educational services related to breast cancer, and they give referrals for mammograms. But they don’t do mammograms themselves (see video below). Komen CEO Nancy Brinker said it this way, “We were giving them money; they were sending women out for mammograms. What we would like to have are clinics where we can directly fund mammograms.” That Komen would reconsider giving grants to Planned Parenthood is no surprise. It was a strategic decision, and a good one at that.
Yet the response from liberals and their cohorts in the media has been stunning. They have excoriated Komen’s decision as bowing to pro-life pressure to dissociate from Planned Parenthood. I would like to think that pro-lifers have such influence over an enormous charity like Komen, but I doubt that they do—despite the congressional investigation of Planned Parenthood that critics keep citing.
In any case, I don’t think the facts matter at this point. Pro-abortion zealots are trying to weave a narrative to the public so that they can portray Komen as the bad guy. They want Komen to either change their standards or feel the wrath of millions of pro-abortion donors who will no longer support Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Yes, you heard that right. The pro-abortionists are so committed to their sacrament of abortion and to their temple of Planned Parenthood, that they would rather see the breast cancer charity die than lose funding for their abortion mills. That is a sick and distorted calculus, but there it is.
By the way, Komen’s grants were but a drop in the bucket of Planned Parenthood’s annual budget. Planned Parenthood’s budget is about one billion dollars. Komen’s grant last year was $680,000. The attempt to smear and destroy our nation’s leading breast cancer charity is all about a fraction of a percent of Planned Parenthood’s annual budget (.068% to be exact).
Planned Parenthood and their allies in the media are in open war right now with Susan G. Komen for the Cure. I hope Komen can stick to their guns on this one.
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